Akrura's Mission in Hastinapur
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.49.29-31- Akrura's Mission in Hastinapur (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
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yo durvimarsa-pathaya nija-mayayedam
srstva gunan vibhajate tad-anupravistah
tasmai namo duravabodha-vihara-tantra-
I offer my obeisances to Him, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who creates this universe by the inconceivable activity of His material energy and then distributes the various modes of nature by entering within the creation. From Him, the meaning of whose pastimes is unfathomable, come both the entangling cycle of birth and death and the process of deliverance from it.
When all is said and done, Dhrtarastra was not an ordinary person but an associate of the Supreme Lord, Krsna. Certainly an ordinary person could not offer such a learned hymn to the Lord.
ity abhipretya nrpater
abhiprayam sa yadavah
punar yadu-purim agat
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Having thus apprised himself of the King’s attitude, Akrura, the descendant of Yadu, took permission from his well-wishing relatives and friends and returned to the capital of the Yadavas.
pandavan prati kauravya
yad-artham presitah svayam
Akrura reported to Lord Balarama and Lord Krsna how Dhrtarastra was behaving toward the Pandavas. Thus, O descendant of the Kurus, he fulfilled the purpose for which he had been sent.
Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Forty-ninth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Akrura’s Mission in Hastinapura.”